Samuel Bright 1823/1826 - about 1873

Samuel was born in Bridgenorth, Staffordshire between 1823 and 1826 to John Bright and Ann (Kircome). He was their 2nd son, one of four children.

Samuel marries Jane Phipps on 4 Jul 1847 in Oldbury.

The 1841 census records Samuel as a 15-year-old Moulder, and this is also reflected in the marriage certificate of his daughter, Mary Ann.

In 1851, the family are living in Workhouse Lane, Tipton: Samuel is a labourer with 3 small children – Harriet aged 3 years, Samuel aged 1 year and Emily aged 8 months; Emily dies later in 1851.

The family were living in Nock Street, Tipton at the time of the 1861 census.

Their daughter, Harriet, does not appear to be living with them at this time but Samuel is, together with James, Mary Ann, William and Walter. (Walter dies in infancy).

The 1871 census shows us that the family were living at 2 Junction Street, Oldbury: Samuel is recorded as an Iron Moulder.

His son, Samuel junior, is recorded as a coal miner. Son, James, looks to be a stock taker on the census, but it is difficult to read.

Samuel died about 1873 in Kings Norton, recorded as “Samuel Brighton”.

In 1874 Jane marries George Smith in Kings Norton.

By the 1881 census, Jane has become a widow for the second time and is living with her youngest son, William, in Albion Street, Rowley Regis.

William is a Striker for a Blacksmith.

The 1891 census records William, living with his brother, Samuel, who is a coal miner and their mother, Jane, in Albion Street, Rowley Regis.